Weekend Platter: Bourbon 101, Kombucha Weekend and more

There's an extended weekend ahead. You might as well enjoy it with food and drink.

click to enlarge Weekend Platter: Bourbon 101, Kombucha Weekend and more
Angelina Bruno

There's an extended weekend ahead (and remember: Memorial Day is Monday). You might as well enjoy it with food and drink.

In Dunedin, the arrival of a new brewery, Caledonia Brewing, is celebrated from 3 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Sip on the freshly tapped Citredonia IPA (made with blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges and key limes), while listening to live rockabilly jams and enjoying the Ramen & Waffles food truck. The Grand Opening Weekend also has a mini car show planned. Free, money for beer and food. 587 Main St., Dunedin, 727-351-5105.

Partake in a multi-day celebration of all things kombucha. Mermaid Tavern’s Kombucha Weekend, which kicked off Thursday, highlights variations on the drink — including kombucha beer and kombucha sake — from brewers like Mother Kombucha, Kombucha Tampa and Krazy Kombucha. The tea is available to sample and purchase in draft or bottle form from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free, money for drinks. 6719 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 813-238-5618.

Make a donation to Planned Parenthood when you buy a coffee at Tre Amici @ The Bunker between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Along with your coffee, you’ll get a small plant to take home at no additional cost. Plant options include sage, sunflowers, Everglades tomatoes, Cuban oregano and miracle berry bush. Every donation counts as a raffle entry, so the more money you give, the more raffles you're eligible for. Microgreens, a terrarium and a coffee tree in a wooden planter are among the prizes. Free, money for coffee and donations. 1907 N. 19th St., Tampa, 813-247-6964.

Starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, down the basics at Room 901’s Bourbon 101. Participants smell and sample straight whiskey from the Garrison Brothers, plus learn the history of the spirit. Each guest receives a Glencairn glass to keep, too. To RSVP, stop by the bar. Seating is limited. $10. 901 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 727-290-9492.

Now that the last bell has sounded, get to New World Brewery for School’s Out! A Dazed & Confused Party. Attendees rock on with ’70s-era karaoke, craft beer, a raffle sponsored by PBR and a photo area from 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday. Discounted admission goes to those who dress for the theme. $5. 1313 E. Eighth Ave., Tampa, 813-248-4969.

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